Aspirus providing COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible age groups
Children age six months, older now eligible
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN – Aspirus Health announced on Wednesday, July 13 that COVID-19 vaccinations for all eligible ages are available at multiple locations throughout its service area.
Vaccinations for the newest pediatric age group are available at five Aspirus locations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and six locations in Wisconsin.
Vaccinations were not offered at Aspirus’s Tomahawk location as of Wednesday, July 13, but were available in Merrill, Rhinelander and Antigo, among other Aspirus locations.
A full summary of vaccine types and availability by Aspirus location is available at www.bit.ly/3bYUgFl.
Everyone over six months of age is now eligible for vaccination against COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 17 granted emergency use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages six months to five years, as well as to Moderna’s vaccine for kids ages six months to six years.
Appointments can be scheduled through Aspirus for all types of COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes first and second doses, booster doses and the newly approved doses for children as young as six months old.
Aspirus said the best way for adults to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments is via the MyAspirus app or patient portal at www.myaspirus.org.
“You do not need to be an existing Aspirus patient to use MyAspirus and creating a new account is easy through the portal,” Aspirus noted.
Appointments are also available by calling the Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center at 844-568-0701 or 715-843-1454. This is the recommended option for scheduling child vaccinations, as parent/guardian consent is required, Aspirus said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone six months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older when appropriate (www.bit.ly/3PqdDWw).